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A Memory in the Black (The New Aeneid Cycle Book 2) Kindle Edition

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"Munz skillfully interposes characters and events in a way that keeps one guessing, while ever hinting that the story--and the conspiracy behind it--is far vaster than one ever sees."
-JM Guillen, author of On the Matter of the Red Hand

About the Author

Writer of The New Aeneid Cycle, which also includes A Shadow in the Flames.

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  • File Size: 2814 KB
  • Print Length: 454 pages
  • Publisher: Michael G. Munz (August 20, 2013)
  • Publication Date: August 20, 2013
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EN9XP88
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An award-winning writer of speculative fiction, Michael G. Munz was born in Pennsylvania but moved to Washington State at the age of three. Unable to escape the state's gravity, he has spent most of his life there and studied writing at the University of Washington.

Michael developed his creative bug in college, writing and filming four exceedingly amateur films before setting his sights on becoming a novelist. Driving this goal is the desire to tell entertaining stories that give to others the same pleasure as other writers have given to him. He enjoys writing tales that combine the modern world with the futuristic or fantastic.

Michael has traveled to three continents and has an interest in Celtic and Classical mythology. He also possesses what most "normal" people would likely deem far too much familiarity with a wide range of geek culture, though Michael prefers the term geek-bard: a jack of all geek-trades, but master of none--except possibly Farscape and Twin Peaks.

Michael dwells in Seattle where he continues his quest to write the most entertaining novel known to humankind and find a really fantastic clam linguine.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 8, 2013
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Michael G. Munz has begun a fascinating journey into Earth's near-future with his new series, THE NEW AENEID CYCLE. Book 1, "A Shadow in the Flames", introduces us to a colorful palatte of characters: Felix (a man of two minds), Michael (who is a Roman wolf ), Diomedes (the tragic Greek), Gideon (the ultimate vigilante), and Caitlin (a muse). You are in for a treat to discover not only how these characters find one another and develop their relationships, but also the literal descriptions of their characters! Being near future, there is also travel to the moon, a secret organization, corporate corruption, as well as biotechnology. Oh, I can't forget the alien spacecraft! The Author weaves the characters into a tapestry that starts out black and white, but becomes all shades of grey by the end (just like shadows in flames).

Book 2, "A Memory in the Black", adds two more important characters, Marc (the ultimate computer geek with his own AI), and Ondrea (a most loyal sister). Friends from Book 1 are now enemies, and enemies have to come together to work as, if not friends, uneasy partners, and in some cases like family. Death is not permanent, computers are everywhere, bullets are flying, and vacuum is an issue (at least for some). Felix becomes a triad of minds, Michael is no longer a wolf, Gideon is a new man, and there is even more cool technology, especially on the moon! The Author answers questions left over from Book 1, introduces new conundrums, and leaves you hanging at the end just a nano.

Both books have interesting secondary characters and "monsters" (the technological nightmare kinds, as well as the ones that go "bump" in the night). Bars and neighborhoods are rough, homes are sacred, transportation is lighter than air.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bethany on September 9, 2013
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Since I hadn't read the first book when I started this one I wasn't sure if I'd be able to follow along, but by the end of the first chapter I was hooked. Never felt lost once! It's a fast-paced, near future, sci-fi adventure that doesn't get bogged down in overly detailed descriptions of fancy technologies. I was held captivated through the entire story with fun, witty, and realistic characters (Felix is my favorite). I really became attached to not only the main characters, but to the secondary ones as well. I can't wait to go back and read the first book, and I hope there's more to come!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Momto4BookLover on October 9, 2013
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Every once in a while I accidentally read the second book in a series first. I hate it when that happens! I was happy to find out that this book read fine on its own.

There were a few times when I felt like I was *missing* something. For example, when Gideon was spotted I felt a little lost.
Overall I feel that you can definitely read this book on its own but if you are anything like me you will want to go back and read the first book! Which is not a bad thing at all.

I really liked this book because the characters were all so relatable. Usually I can only connect to the main character and maybe one other supporting character. That is usually a big maybe.
With this book all of the characters are literally jumping off the page. I loved it.
I think anyone would enjoy this series, even if you aren't a science fiction fan. The way the futuristic elements are introduced is very natural and not wordy or descriptive.

The last thing that I thought was really well done was all of the story lines flowing together so seamlessly. Usually when I read a book that has so many things going on, most of them just conveniently disappear without any real resolution. Not the case with this book!

About the only con I can think of is the fact that book three isn't out yet!
Highly recommend to anyone!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Murphy on September 4, 2013
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After reading A Shadow in the Flames I couldn't wait to read the sequel. I flew through this book within a couple days...I couldn't put it down!

Munz expertly crafts his characters, letting them evolve and react to the events that unfold. It was the characters that really kept me hooked throughout both books. I was glad to catch up with Michael, Diomedes, Felix, and Caitlin six months later, and find that each character had grown or changed in some way, without losing their unique voices and traits. In particular, Diomedes is explored in more depth in this book, with scenes written from his perspective, and some of his history revealed.

I am not typically a sci-fi reader, but the great thing about this series is that it's accessible to readers of any genre. The futuristic technology in Northgate and on the moon are introduced in a way that sets the scene without getting bogged down in details. Much of the setting is described by how the characters react to it, and woven into the plot in a seamless way, rather than spending pages simply describing how it all works.

I wasn't sure what to expect from this sequel, but it was a great read, and I found myself more deeply invested in the characters. My major complaint about this series is that there's no third book to read yet!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T.Smalls on February 26, 2014
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A Memory in the Black, book two of the New Aeneid Cycle, by Michael G. Munz picks up where A Shadow in the Flames left off, unraveling the mysteries of the Agents of Aeneas and what it is exactly they want with the alien spaceship the ESA is excavating on the moon. And, of course, there are others after the secrets of the ship as well creating conflicts and dangerous confrontations throughout the book.

Munz creates a future with cybernetic limbs, wet-links connecting the human mind to computers, AI, virtual space for meetings and where getting a flight to the moon is almost as easy as booking an airplane ticket. The sci-fi elements are well described and developed, and as a reader who doesn't read much sci-fi, I was able to understand these concepts and enjoyed envisioning them.

The book, like the last one, is filled with philosophical questions about what it means to exist and how memories play a part in making us who we are, and I found the underlying themes about memory, being, and the mind all very interesting.

Again, Munz's talent for descriptions is top-notch, and he creates vivid settings and conveys the feelings of the characters effectively, so that the reader feels the emotional journey of each character. One of my favorite descriptive sentences within the book is: "A banshee wind tears through darkness and hurls rain against the stone fort like a consciousness striving to tear it from its vigil atop the cliffs." He provides touches of such description throughout the book, but doesn't do it too often as not to overwhelm the reader, and I think it's well balanced.

You can tell Munz has improved as a writer with everything coming together seamlessly in this second book; it's balanced as far as exposition, commentary, description, dialogue, etc.
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